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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SOUZA, Yonel Ricardo de; FEITOSA, Fabio Biasotto  and  BEZERRA, Gabrielle Selleri. Incidence of Burnout syndrome in Brazilian army military in the amazon region. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2021, vol.17, n.4, pp. 14-22. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: this study aimed to investigate the Burnout levels and possible predisposing factors among Brazilian Army military who were serving in the Brazilian Amazon. METHOD: the sample consisted of 122 volunteer military (officers and sergeants) with a mean age of 36.80 ± 6.69 years, 53 were employed in the operational missions (border security, patrol, external and internal defense exercises) and 69 personnel who were employed in the administrative missions (internal logistics). Officers (29) and sergeants (93) were selected who served in Porto Velho, northwestern Brazil. They answered to a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory, validated for Brazil. RESULTS: scores showed that the levels of burnout in Army military who serve in the region are high. The main sociodemographic, labor, physical and social conditions that were associated with significantly higher levels of Burnout in this study were: reduced length of service, sedentary lifestyle, extra work, lower hierarchical rank and living away from relatives. CONCLUSION: the interaction between the two instruments found that the military working in the operational area, warrant officers, sergeants, between 6 and 10 years in service, single, who do little physical activity and whose relatives live far away were the ones who had the highest Burnout levels.

Keywords : Causality; Military Personnel; Burnout; Professional; Amazonian Ecosystem.

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